Dodge City (1939)

Dodge City


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This landmark western -- which, along with Stagecoach, has often been credited with revitalizing what had become a stagnant genre -- stars Errol Flynn as Wade Hatton, a cattle man who arrives in the frontier community of Dodge City, which is overrun by footloose cowboys and outlaws. When Hatton helps Dodge City lawmen capture a gang of cattle rustlers led by Jeff Surrett (Bruce Cabot), he's asked to help guide a wagon train into town with his friends Rusty Hart (Alan Hale, Sr.) and Tex Baird … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Western, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Buckner
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 19, 2005


as Wade Hatton

as Abbie Irving

as Jeff Surrett

as Ruby Gilman

as Joe Clemens

as Algernon `Rusty' Har...

as Matt Cole

as Yancy, Surrett's He...

as Dr. Irving

as Col. Dodge

as Mrs. Cole

as Lee Irving

as Mrs. Ellen Irving

as Surrett's lawyer

as Bud Taylor, Surrett'...

as Harry Cole

as Crocker

as Charlie, the Barber

as Mrs. McCoy

as Hammond

as Twitchell

as Barlow, the Indian A...

as Cattle Auctioneer

as Mail Clerk

as Jaxon, the Marshal

as Clergyman

as Stagecoach Driver/Wa...

as Printer

as Conductor

as Bartender

as Woman

as Conductor

as Passenger

as Cowhand

as Engineer

as Man at Funeral

as Train Passenger

as Stage Shotgun Guard

as Man Wanting Revenge ...
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Critic Reviews for Dodge City

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | June 10, 2008
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Dodge City spirited Errol Flynn away from his swashbuckling milieu and into a Wild West setting, and the match proved so natural that the Australian actor found himself cast in several more sagebrush sagas over the ensuing years.

Full Review… | June 11, 2015
Creative Loafing

Top line Warners western w/heroic Errol Flynn's guns blazin'!

February 23, 2008

Audience Reviews for Dodge City

Errol goes out West for a gunslinging Tombstone style clean up of new city, Dodge City. I'm not totally keen on westerns to be honest, apart from afew Eastwood pictures they just aren't my thing. Like all westerns of this era they do look kinda quaint and too charming, not very realistic compared to more later westerns (of course), the acting is oh so sweet haha its all very nice and darling with a reasonable amount happening to keep you interested.

Olivia de Havilland (film 5 of 9 together with Flynn) and Alan Hale both join Errol again in fine form directed AGAIN by Curtiz...the Warner super star director of all star cast pictures. There is actually plenty of action and fighting with a reasonable amount of smooching here, the technicolour is evident and lovely yet not as good as other films and locations are rural and real, not much set work by the looks of it.
Not the best Flynn film for me but I can see why its a classic.

Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

Errol Flynn proves he's just as adept with a six gun as a sword in this classic western that reunited him with Olivia De Havilland and Michael Curtiz. Rousing gun fights, bar room brawls and knockabout comedy shot in glorious technicolor.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer


rollicking western with the Warners stock company in good form and Errol Flynn quite good, why he has an australian accent in the middle of Kansas is something that requires a suspension of belief though.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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